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Old 30-09-2007, 08:17 PM   #1
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Anyone here collect scale diecast aircraft?

Just ordered a Century Wings F-14 Tomcat, a Hobby Master A-10 Thunderbolt and a Dragon Wings F-16. These three aircraft defined my military aviation interest in the 80's and are true classics.

Century Wings F-14: http://www.centurywings.com/







Hobby Master A-10: http://www.hobbymastercollector.com/...entwaters.html



Dragon Wings F-16: http://aikensairplanes.com/dragonwings/drw50037.htm



Not bad for 8 inch long models!
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:34 AM   #2
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You are a lucky they look superb. I love that sort of model. I just don't have the room to collect them. I would love a large collection of the WWII diecast planes.
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I love those dicast ones as well but they are too small for me. I recently bought a 1/18th scale F4U Corsair - its huge so thats all I'm getting.(not diecast -plastic) No more collecting for me now. Except for maybe the PE Starbug, PE UFO/Interceptor...well maybe no no more collecting.
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I would move to bigger ones but my three favs above aren't available in the same scale.
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I have a number of these by various manufacturers...all quite nice. Dragon Wings generally take the honours in the accuracy stakes, but the others look nice too.

Of course I built all of these as plastic kits some years ago - all now stored in my loft in various states of decay no doubt.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:48 PM   #6
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Century Wings are, apparently, going to seal everyone's thunder!
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:58 PM   #7
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love that tomcat.i remember have that as a kit when i was a lad and was so chuffed with myself for being able to make the wings work. lovely looking aircraft.
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So what sort of price does a Tomcat go for then ?
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:26 AM   #9
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They're around £30. 'Bargainous absolutus' if you ask me.

Most are in eBay shops - here

There are two types of Tomcat - kneeling, prepped for takeoff (fixed wing) or normal version (variable geometry). Well, actually, four versions. See http://www.centurywings.com/ for details.
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